Thursday, 3 November 2011
Manchester 6 by Col Bury
This is the first I have read of Col Bury’s writing and I was impressed from the start. Col has a knack for squeezing a lot of action into few words. Writers have a habit sometimes of not trusting a reader to make a logical leap during a story. Not so with Bury, he trusts you to follow his thought train without a huge neon arrow pointing the way. This is in a word refreshing. A great collection and I’m looking forward to a follow up title. I’ll say a few words about each of the stories and try my best not to give anything away.
Lucky Shit - A jobless guys has a run of good luck which you just know is going to end badly...
Fists of Destiny - A gripping and tense story. A tale that gives an idea of the kind of narrative we could expect from a novel by Bury. An excellently related piece of fiction and my favourite of the collection.
Mr Curly Top - A playful tale with a sense of humour to it.
Forum Of Fury - A stark reminder that all actions have consequences.
Snakes 'N' Ladders - An aptly titled revenge tale.
Gallance - An action packed story and a character I'd love to see again.
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